How to Get a Free 3D Upgrade from DirecTV

You'll pay up to $300 to access DirecTV's new 3D channels ... unless you know the secret handshake.

Julie Jacobson · June 9, 2010

If you want to view 3D channels through DirecTV, you’ll have to pay for it: $100 to lease a 21 Series (or higher) receiver and $200 for a new DVR.

Unless you know the magic word.

HD Guru Gary Merson reports that if you call DirecTV (800-513-5000) and ask for an upgrade to a 3D-compatible tuner, they will quote you the above prices. Just ask your friendly customer service rep if there are any special offers. If you’re a good customer, they’ll offer you a discount of up to 100%.

Won’t you look like a hero when you bring this offer to your customers?!

Check out DirecTV’s new 3D channels here.

Merson, by the way, is the same guy who told us how to get free replacement TVs from Sony.

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Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Email Julie at

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